Weaponized Music, Christmas Song Wars, and Hermaphrodite Carols

What are some of the things you have to think about when making Christmas music? During the year, I interviewed Kishi Bashi and hip-hop singer Suave for other purposes, but we got around to Christmas music and a little insight.

Kishi Bashi: “It’s Christmas but It’s Not White Here in Our Town”

“That was for one of my Kickstarter backers. He lives in Florida and it never snows at Christmas. It’s a weird, melancholy twist on a traditional view of Christmas. 

Have Yourself a Flexi Little Christmas

Kishi Bashi played New Orleans twice this year, once opening for Of Montreal at the Howlin' Wolf on the way to SXSW, and once early in the fall at the Circle Bar. These days, it's hard not to hear him almost daily on television as his "Bright Whites" is the soundtrack for the omnipresent Windows 8 ad. He'll conclude his winter tour in New Orleans at One Eyed Jacks on March 9.